While staying at the Cottonwood Suites Savannah Hotel, you’ll enjoy a limitless range of things to do. Stay in and take advantage of our saltwater pool, on-site fitness center, or step out to explore the "Hostess City of the South." Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing, want to get a little exercise or just enjoy the great outdoors, the city’s best events are just a short drive away.
Savannah Major Events
Savannah Music Festival
Established in 1989, the Savannah Music Festival offers top performers from around the globe for your listening pleasure. Each year, 500 artists based all over the world come to Georgia’s largest musical event. Representing music from every genre imaginable, you’re certain to find great performances for every taste.
Nogs Tour of Hidden Gardens
Enjoy a gorgeous tour of nine private gardens in the downtown Savannah Historic District. This self-guided experience will teach you all about southern plants and take you through charming neighborhood squares as well as show you lovely local shops and restaurants. You can even stop by one of the region’s most important Gothic Revival homes for a Southern Tea.
A-Town Get Down Arts & Music Festival
It’s an interactive festival that the whole family can experience together. Combining live music, art and cuisine, this event is filled with fun experiences that include performances, art exhibits, workshops and other terrific activities.
Tybee Island Wine Festival
International wines and scrumptious culinary options come together for this popular festival. You’ll have the opportunity to sample delicious wines that complement numerous dishes to your delight. All proceeds from this event benefit the historic Tybee Post Theater.
SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
Head to Savannah’s beautiful Forsyth Park to see amazing art on the paved walkways. SCAD students and alumni produce spectacular masterpieces in chalk that you have to see firsthand. It’s art that is sure to entertain you during your visit to this gorgeous city.
Fairy & Gnome Festival
This special day is all about showing young children the magic of our natural world. From searching for fairy surprises in the forest and face painting to animal encounters and other fun activities, you and your children are sure to take great pleasure in this memorable festival.
Annual Tybee Island Tour of Homes
See the most exquisite homes on Tybee during this popular tour. You’ll have the chance to view lovely cottages, a beach bungalow a beautifully restored residence and so much more. Make sure to experience this wonderful function while you’re visiting Savannah.
EVP Volleyball Tour
Witness top athletes compete for the highest honors at this exciting event. You can even interact with these distinguished players in different contests and promotions. Be sure to stop by and root for your favorite pros during your Savannah stay.
Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes
Experience a holiday tradition that will definitely put you in the spirit of the season. While you’re in Savannah, you can visit up to 14 of the city’s most magnificent private homes that are now fantastic museums. It’s a great opportunity you’ll definitely enjoy!
Christmas on the River Celebration
For holiday cheer, this festival certainly delivers. You can experience live music, browse an assortment of booths with delicious goodies and watch the traditional Christmas parade. If you’re in Savannah during the holiday season, this event should not be missed.
Savannah Tire Hockey Classic
Division I hockey is in the spotlight at this beloved event. The South’s most popular teams gather for this collegiate showdown that you won’t forget any time soon! Be sure to make plans to see this terrific ice hockey event while you’re visiting Savannah.
See terrific independent documentary films at this inspiring festival. In addition to experiencing top productions, you can participate in symposiums, wander through art exhibits, attend lectures and so much more.
Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival
If you’re interested in ocean-related topics and information, this film festival must be at the top of your itinerary. It offers spectacular films that showcase important subject matter in stunning visual form.
Savannah Book Festival
Are you a huge book lover? Then this festival will be the absolute highlight of your Savannah visit. You can meet many different authors, attend great readings and enjoy plenty of fun events that celebrate the latest works available in print.
SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Relax in the sun as astounding works of art are made from the sand. You can watch as these creations come to life by accomplished SCAD artists. You’re sure to be amazed by these spectacular works. So be sure to put this event on your list of things to do while visiting Savannah.
St. Patrick's Day EVENTS & Parade
The Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held every year on March 17, is the second largest in America. Marching bands, dancers and people riding elaborate floats come to Savannah from all over the Southeast to participate in the parade. Locals and visitors look forward to the parade all year – it’s one of Savannah’s most famous events! There are all kinds of St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah going on all month long—everything from the Greening of the Fountain to the St. Patrick’s Fire Ball and bar crawls to get you ready for River Street and City Market’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.